A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
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A movie about white people on hawai and where emma stone is a quarter asian. It tries very much to be an indie movie and there's something odd about it that I can't quite identify. I have to say i enjoyed watching it, but it kinda sucks very much.
It seems that Cameron Crowe was all too aware of the recurring criticism his films have received for being overstuffed. At 105 minutes, this is his shortest film since "Singles" and lacks the usual mosaic of subplots surrounding the leads. As a result, the "Jerry Maguire"-level emotional catharsis it strives for instead plays as unearned schmaltz. Still, I can't help but admire Crowe's unrelenting earnestness.
The overly sentimental vibes and mawkishness aren't even the biggest problem here; "Aloha" is an outright mess of a film. It invites a series of characters, plot-threads, and astronomically (no pun intended) unlikely circumstances into what ostensibly wanted to be a grounded romantic comedy originally. Crowe is so distant from his goal and his forte that he's almost like Hawaii itself.
Crowe's messy romance is tight with ideas it can't bring to term. It faced a smothering wave of criticism pre-release so the reception of the film was always going to be poor. Stop complaining about Stone and pay attention - she's meant to be a white-looking islander (with Hawaiian heritage) that over-explains herself due to not looking the part – hence, the casting choice. Has its moments, by no means Crowe's best.
Not your average romantic/military/spy/indigenous/family drama. I dig so much how this movie challenges several genre conventions in one single film. Mr. Crowe has become a very delicate and quite intricate story teller.
I don't understand why do people hate this movie so much? I think the story is okay, it's not usual and not a typical romance / drama movie. The cast are great, probably except for the fact that Emma was playing an Asian woman. But I think the movie's cute.
Cameron Crowe makes a dramedy about relationships that says... absolutely nothing he hasn't said before, better executed there while feeling forced here. Thankfully, the Hawaiian scenery impresses or else this really would have been a chore. What's even worse is the ensemble that can't set a proper tone throughout. I wonder where the Cameron Crowe of "Say Anything..." is and when he'll make another movie again.
No confiar siempre en el elenco es la moraleja después de ver esta película, confusa, todo es un desorden (dirección y libreto). Porque dos estrellas y no 0, tiene momentos de una comedia romántica para una tranquila tarde de Domingo, pero sobre todo la fotografía en una de las islas más lindas del mundo a mi gusto.